an introduction to the wisdom and compassion of Khyentse Rinpoche


The Ebook of Pith Instructions, a small collection of commentaries and verse by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, one of the greatest spiritual leaders of the twentieth century, contains exposition on different stages of the Buddhist path from the perspective of meditative experience and actually putting the teachings into practice.

Originally given orally to Western students, the texts afford a rare glimpse into the direct transmissions of a master teacher. The commentaries are on:​

                    • The Wheel of Investigation and Meditation That Thoroughly Purifies Mental Activity by Jamgön Mipham
                    • The Lamp That Dispels Darkness by Jamgön Mipham
                    • A Wondrous Ocean of Advice for the Practice of Retreat in Solitude by Jigme Lingpa.

These, along with the five selected poems in the final section, provide an introduction to the wisdom and compassion of Khyentse Rinpoche.

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Dilgo Khyentse RinpocheDilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910–1991) was a highly accomplished meditation master, scholar, and poet, and a principal holder of the Nyingma lineage. His extraordinary depth of realization enabled him to be, for all who met him, a foundation of loving-kindness, wisdom, and compassion. A dedicated exponent of the nonsectarian Rime movement, Khyentse Rinpoche was respected by all schools of Tibetan Buddhism and taught many eminent teachers, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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